Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (FMAO) Analysts See $0.35 EPS; Price Michael F Lowered Its Citizens Financial Group (CFG) Holding

January 14, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Price Michael F decreased Citizens Financial Group (CFG) stake by 23.91% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Price Michael F sold 55,000 shares as Citizens Financial Group (CFG)’s stock declined 8.64%. The Price Michael F holds 175,000 shares with $6.63 million value, down from 230,000 last quarter. Citizens Financial Group now has $22.40 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.49% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $45.52. About 2.27 million shares traded. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) has risen 50.96% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.26% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FMAO) to report $0.35 EPS on February, 14.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 2.94% from last quarter’s $0.34 EPS. FMAO’s profit would be $3.23 million giving it 27.49 P/E if the $0.35 EPS is correct. After having $0.35 EPS previously, Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc.’s analysts see 0.00% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.36% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $38.48. About 6,530 shares traded. Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FMAO) has 0.00% since January 14, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 26 analysts covering Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG), 12 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Citizens Financial Group had 75 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Sandler O’Neill upgraded the shares of CFG in report on Wednesday, September 2 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, July 23. Oppenheimer downgraded Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) on Tuesday, November 15 to “Perform” rating. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Friday, August 21 to “Sell”. The stock of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, August 11. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of CFG in report on Tuesday, December 12 with “Buy” rating. On Monday, January 11 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, November 16 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by Compass Point with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 22. Wedbush upgraded the shares of CFG in report on Monday, May 1 to “Outperform” rating.

Price Michael F increased Barnes & Noble Edu. Inc stake by 74,985 shares to 402,854 valued at $2.62M in 2017Q3. It also upped Trinity Place Holdings Inc. (TPHS) stake by 124,591 shares and now owns 4.26M shares. Investors Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:ISBC) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 1 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 50 investors sold CFG shares while 178 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 175 raised stakes. 468.84 million shares or 1.38% less from 475.38 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pax Ww Mngmt Ltd holds 0.16% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 74,300 shares. United Cap Fincl Advisers Ltd Llc holds 0.01% or 27,337 shares in its portfolio. Redwood Invests Limited Liability Company invested 0.8% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Fuller And Thaler Asset Mgmt reported 0% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Federated Invsts Pa holds 763,505 shares. Tower Capital Ltd Liability Corp (Trc) invested 0% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Horizon Invest Service Ltd owns 2.39% invested in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 148,458 shares. Kelly Lawrence W Assoc Ca holds 2.61% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 362,297 shares. Ledyard Bankshares holds 110 shares or 0% of its portfolio. World Asset accumulated 44,898 shares or 0.06% of the stock. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue accumulated 0.11% or 59,479 shares. Smith Asset Mngmt Grp LP stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Ngam Lp holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 358,418 shares. Voya Inv Management Lc reported 5.85M shares or 0.48% of all its holdings. Pinnacle Holding Ltd Llc stated it has 16,335 shares or 0.23% of all its holdings.

Analysts await Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) to report earnings on January, 19 before the open. They expect $0.67 earnings per share, up 21.82% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.55 per share. CFG’s profit will be $329.63M for 16.99 P/E if the $0.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.68 actual earnings per share reported by Citizens Financial Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.47% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 8.25 in Q3 2017. Its down Infinity, from Infinity in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 2 investors sold Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. shares while 2 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 23 raised stakes. 2.50 million shares or 254.47% more from 704,450 shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage owns 1,654 shares. Massachusetts-based Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0% in Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FMAO). Wells Fargo Mn has 1,320 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Tower Rech Cap Lc (Trc) owns 665 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Koshinski Asset has invested 0.28% of its portfolio in Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FMAO). Deutsche Natl Bank Ag reported 14,393 shares. Nationwide Fund invested in 4,728 shares or 0% of the stock. Natl Bank Of Montreal Can stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FMAO). Moreover, Blackrock has 0% invested in Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FMAO) for 388,887 shares. 16,300 are held by Renaissance Techs Ltd Liability Company. The New York-based Goldman Sachs Group has invested 0% in Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FMAO). State Street accumulated 119,738 shares. Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada has invested 0% of its portfolio in Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FMAO). Panagora Asset Management Inc accumulated 524 shares. Strs Ohio holds 0% of its portfolio in Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FMAO) for 1,300 shares.

Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding firm for The Farmers & Merchants State Bank that provides commercial banking, retail banking, and other financial services to individuals and small businesses in Northwest Ohio and Northeast Indiana. The company has market cap of $355.37 million. The firm offers checking accounts; savings and time deposits, including certificates of deposits; and custody services for individual retirement accounts and health savings accounts. It has a 28.5 P/E ratio. It also provides commercial, agricultural, and residential mortgage, as well as consumer and credit card lending services; loans for farm land, farm equipment, and livestock; operating loans for seeds, fertilizers, and feeds; home improvements loans; and loans for autos, trucks, recreational vehicles, and motorcycles.

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $439,792 activity. RUPP ANTHONY sold 2,072 shares worth $180,470. On Thursday, September 7 the insider Stamm K. Brad sold $50,625. LEININGER EDWARD A had sold 2,230 shares worth $159,713. $48,984 worth of Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FMAO) was sold by EVERHART STEVEN on Tuesday, October 10.

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